Puppet releases Puppet Development Kit

Puppet, an Infrastructure as Code company, has released the Puppet Development Kit on GitHub to streamline the process of writing, testing and implementing Puppet modules. “Tools like puppet-lint and rspec-puppet have been around for a long time to help you catch issues in your code,” Lindsey Smith, a senior project manager with Puppet, wrote in … continue reading

Oracle Open Source Library now available to C and C++ developers

The production release of the Oracle Database Programming Interface for C (ODPI-C), which gives more streamlined access to C and C++ developers to Oracle Database, has been launched on GitHub. The open-source wrapper is aimed primarily at language interface developers, allowing users to quickly call more common features of the Oracle Call Interface (OCI), the … continue reading

Test Driven Development is alive and well

Despite what you might have heard around the industry and on the Internet, Test Driven Development (TDD) is not dead. The practice is still alive and well, especially in this new modern agile world. TDD is a developer-focused practice where developers, not testers, write the test before they write their code, and then they keep … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Can Graal be the Holy Grail of polyglot runtime?

Virtualization has proven its value to IT and to developers through technologies such as server virtualization and the venerable JVM. Operating system virtualization is about providing protection and isolation/security from other operating systems while maximizing system utilization. In the case of the JVM, the value is arguably more about providing an insulation layer that abstracts … continue reading

Converging software development and mindfulness

Can software development benefit from mindfulness? Software development requires concentration and focus, an understanding of designing, coding, languages, and programming and how they all work together. It can also require comprehension of technology, science, engineering, and math. Clearly, a lot of brainpower goes into being a software developer. In order to keep that brainpower in … continue reading

Mozilla introduces new solution for large JavaScript projects

Developers can easily document large JavaScript projects with sphinx-js, Mozilla’s newly introduced solution. According to the company, there hasn’t been a tool able to handle large JavaScript documentation projects up until today. The markup language JSDoc provides tags to describe common structures and tooling to hook into those tags, but Mozilla says all it ends … continue reading

Redis 4.0 improves on limitations

Redis 4.0 is out, and while it may not be perfect, it overcomes some important limitations of Redis, according to the Redis team. Salvatore Sanfilippo, a programmer who is part of Redis Labs, writes that several features in Redis 4.0, which is now generally available, is a “measurable step” towards Redis 4.2. Some of these … continue reading

Dev Bootcamp to shut down

Coding bootcamps are said to be on the rise, but this bootcamp is nearing its end of life this year. In a Facebook post, Dev Bootcamp announced after five years it will be shutting its doors. The last Dev BootCamp classes will start next week, and end in December. “We are fully committed to providing … continue reading

Free software programming education app wins Facebook’s Global App of the Year

Facebook is releasing the results from its FbStart Apps of the Year competition. Apps of the Year is an annual competition designed to recognize and showcase the most immersive apps from its global startup program. “Winners were chosen based on their current and projected growth, the customer experience, the app’s design, and the way the … continue reading

TIBCO bolsters microservices offering, Rust’s 2017 roadmap, and AgileCraft 10X — SD Times news digest: July 6, 2017

TIBCO is bolstering its microservices and API offerings with the acquisition of nanoscale.io. Nanoscale.io is a microservices technology and tooling provider that enables users to build microservices in seconds, deploy anywhere with full portability and integrate to anything, according to the company. “The next generation of digital experiences are going to be powered by microservices … continue reading

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Codefights Interview Practice, GitLab 9.3, Android WebView security, Windows 10 Insider Preview — SD Times news digest: June 23, 2017

CodeFights is updating its Interview Practice tool to help developers better prepare for their next job opportunity. With CodeFights, developers can practice their programming skills, learn new languages, and prepare for interviews in a community of more than 500,000 developers. The latest version of Interview Practice allows developers to join a study plan with a … continue reading

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Codeanywhere acquires Codebender, CA’s microservices update, Android Market and Syncfusion’s new offering — SD Times news digest: June 21, 2017

Codeanywhere, a toolset provider for web development, announced its first acquisition this week. The company is acquiring Codebender, the Arduino playground. According to Codeanywhere, the acquisition will help accelerate its roadmap to introduce more developer tools that allow developers to develop anywhere, anytime and with anyone. “Giving Codebender a home in Codeanywhere was a no-brainer … continue reading

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